Deputy Director of Nursing and Quality Governance

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Derby, UK
Closing date
27 Oct 2020

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Deputy Director of Nursing and Quality Governance

Job Reference: 383-COR-936-20
Employer: Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Department: Nursing and Quality Governance
Location: Kingsway, Derbyshire
Salary: £63,751 - £73,664 pa, pro rata

A focus on recovery Here at Derbyshire Healthcare, we are committed to working alongside the people who use our services, to help them lead meaningful and satisfying lives. We believe in compassionate, patient-centred care. Each member of staff has a part to play in supporting the people who use our services. But don't just take our word for it, visit our website to watch our "We are Derbyshire Healthcare" video to see what our staff, service receivers, carers and members have to say about the Trust. Also, to find out more about our Trust and Derbyshire as a great place to work and live please visit our recruitment site which you will find under further links on this advert.

DHCFT is committed to ensuring that all of its staff can work safely during the current coronavirus crisis. To assist with this, the Trust is reviewing job roles in relation to Covid-19 national guidance, in terms of home working, flexibility and safe practice, to ensure positive working environments for staff and the best quality services for patients. Please note that this post may be subject to adjustments in line with the Covid-19 national guidance.

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of Derbyshire Healthcare and we are actively seeking to increase diversity in our workforce through our recruitment activities. We encourage applications from our BME communities, our LGBT+ communities, and from individuals who identify as being disabled, as well as all other protected characteristics. We are especially keen to increase our diversity where we know that some communities are under-represented in parts of our workforce. Selection will be on a basis of merit and we are committed to the principles of Positive Action.

Operationally Accountable to: Director of Nursing and Patient Experience and the Medical Director as leading the shared Quality Governance portfolio

Professionally Accountable to: Director of Nursing and Patient Experience
Base: Working from Kingsway site (and home)


We are recruiting, following the promotion of the post holder.

The Deputy Director of Nursing will provide strong, visible professional clinical leadership within the organisation. Focused on ensuring the improvement of patient outcomes and experiences, leading Nurses and practitioners in this role:

This role will provide strategic and Directorate operational leadership to Nursing, and professions allied to Nursing.

Lead the Trusts CQC governance and regulatory focus, it will provide wide ranging professional leadership and governance including direct support to Nursing, Occupational Therapists, AHPS, Associate Clinical Directors, Clinical Operational Managers, named supervisees within the Trust and will work with the Managers and Senior Clinicians in the Trust.

This is a great post and the future leader will inherit a strong and committed team.

You will lead and coach a strong team your focus will be Quality governance, leading the quality account design and development ,lead quality requirements and standards governance associated with our Trust contracts, activities, including patient experience safety and risk and clinical practice improvement.

You will contribute to Quality improvement.

We are a great Trust, with a real positive and "can do" attitude.

Small enough that you can have a connection with all teams and this role is highly visible.

Good rated with two outstanding services, and a real sense of connectivity in our teams, in our vision to do the very best we can for our community of Derbyshire.

Please give anyone a call at our Trust to have a chat about working with us and call our Director of Nursing for specifics about the role.

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